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Posted: 3/4/2009 11:47:23 AM
Originally Posted By Nicademus:
File down the tab? I just wish I had something out of the box that worked properly. I don't think my rifle was done by Century. I don't see "century" anywhere on it although I could be wrong. ALL other mags I've used fit nicely.

However I have been contacted by a Tapco representative we believe its is because its on of the early magazine designs. I belive Tapco is going to help me out, which is great because I've heard they stand behind their products and its seems to be true.




Century or whoever, the rifle was imported as a single stack 10 round mag type rifle. Hence the “10” in the 10-63 model number. Century has imported probably 90% + of these rifles but either way, someone did the conversion and just about every mag latch trim is done free hand.
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Posted: 4/4/2009 10:40:52 AM
Originally Posted By Nicademus:
File down the tab? I just wish I had something out of the box that worked properly. I don't think my rifle was done by Century. I don't see "century" anywhere on it although I could be wrong. ALL other mags I've used fit nicely.

However I have been contacted by a Tapco representative we believe its is because its on of the early magazine designs. I belive Tapco is going to help me out, which is great because I've heard they stand behind their products and its seems to be true.


I have never used Tapco mags, only steel AK mags of various make and model. I have experienced numerous problems with numerous WASR rifles and numerous makes and models of magazines. Those same magazines work fine in other rifles with no issues.

That leads me to believe the problem is almost assuredly your rifle, and not the magazines. As someone stated before the WASR's are supposedly ground on by someone with a dremel, and that means inconsistency.

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Posted: 4/18/2009 11:39:59 AM
[Last Edit: 4/18/2009 11:41:28 AM by mini14jac]
I've got a Saiga that I converted myself, and assorted mags from Bulgaria, China, Romania, etc. that all fit.

Just got two Tapco mags, and they wouldn't lock in.

According to my micrometer, the locking lug is about .02" thicker than the other mags.
And, it appears that the added thickness is on the top of the lug.

So, I used a file on each mag to remove material from the top of the lug until each lug measured .2" thick at the very end.
(Same as my other mags.)
Only took a few swipes on each mag, and now the mags lock in fine.

The springs are very strong.
Had difficulty getting the last two rounds in each mag.
But, they both cycle rounds by hand, so they should work.
Hope to get to the range on Monday to find out.

Who would have thought that mags would be plentiful, and ammo scarce?
It's like we've fallen through the rabbit hole.
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Posted: 8/13/2009 3:51:42 PM
I have a WASAR and have to of the original steel mags. With those i have never had a jam. I bought a TAPCO poly mag to go with the furniture i bought from them a i am disappointed. A few weeks ago i took my new mag to the range to test it out after getting about half way through the 30rnds the gun jammed. I blamed my cheap WASAR so i cleared the jam and continued to shoot. I realoaded the mad with another 30 and again about half way through a jam. I again thought i was the gun ,but tried a steel mad. nothing all 30 no problem. I tried my second steel mag same thing no jams. So i loaded up the 30rnd TAPCO again and shot until it jammed. I took out the mag to see what was going on , and it seems that the poly follower is getting stuck do to the poly on poly friction. I asked around to a few friends and they all said that this problem wasn't uncommon the polymer seems to easily get jammed up on itself.

The furniture also seems to sit loosely on the gun, again it is a WASAR but it just seems the TAPCO stuff is not all that quality to me. I have seen it on different model AKs and it still just doesn't seem to fit all that tightly on the gun. Its not horrible but its still annoying. If anyone has different results with the WASAR let me know.
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Posted: 8/13/2009 4:18:05 PM
Originally Posted By CH3TN1K:
I have a WASAR and have to of the original steel mags. With those i have never had a jam. I bought a TAPCO poly mag to go with the furniture i bought from them a i am disappointed. A few weeks ago i took my new mag to the range to test it out after getting about half way through the 30rnds the gun jammed. I blamed my cheap WASAR so i cleared the jam and continued to shoot. I realoaded the mad with another 30 and again about half way through a jam. I again thought i was the gun ,but tried a steel mad. nothing all 30 no problem. I tried my second steel mag same thing no jams. So i loaded up the 30rnd TAPCO again and shot until it jammed. I took out the mag to see what was going on , and it seems that the poly follower is getting stuck do to the poly on poly friction. I asked around to a few friends and they all said that this problem wasn't uncommon the polymer seems to easily get jammed up on itself.

The furniture also seems to sit loosely on the gun, again it is a WASAR but it just seems the TAPCO stuff is not all that quality to me. I have seen it on different model AKs and it still just doesn't seem to fit all that tightly on the gun. Its not horrible but its still annoying. If anyone has different results with the WASAR let me know.




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Posted: 8/13/2009 7:30:20 PM
My experience with TAPCO magazies have been positive. My recently bought WASR GP 10/63 came with two 30 rounders.., they snapped in perfectly without any movement (slop), I probably put 60 rounds through each of them without any type of failure. Granted my metal Romanian mags are just as reliable and look better on the weapon (my opinion). TAPCO's are fine for me and I wouldn't hesitate to pick a few up if the price was right. Also, the TAPCO 20 rounders work great in both my SKS's.
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Posted: 11/9/2009 3:07:33 PM
I too got a Tapco 30 round polymer mag awhile back, but just never have used it on my WASR. I did not have any problems with fit, though.

I finally got it to the range this past weekend and I put about 60 rounds through it both slow and rapid fire and it worked flawlessly. I was impressed enough that I think I'll buy a few more, especially at $14.95. I think I actually picked mine up at a gunshow for $15.00 OTD.

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Posted: 11/9/2009 3:17:43 PM
Originally Posted By STRIKER57:
My experience with TAPCO magazies have been positive. My recently bought WASR GP 10/63 came with two 30 rounders.., they snapped in perfectly without any movement (slop), I probably put 60 rounds through each of them without any type of failure. Granted my metal Romanian mags are just as reliable and look better on the weapon (my opinion). TAPCO's are fine for me and I wouldn't hesitate to pick a few up if the price was right. Also, the TAPCO 20 rounders work great in both my SKS's.


+1

TAPCO mags are the only ones that work reliably every time in the SKS.

I have a few for the AK, but I prefer the steels.

All my TAPCO AK mags have worked fine though.
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Posted: 11/9/2009 7:38:52 PM
I like these mags, I have several. I too had the problem with the jamming follower, here is the problem as per Tapco customer service: there was a small batch that got ar15 springs in them. They sent me new correct springs in less than a week, once the new springs were in not a single problem and I was extremely impressed with their customer service it was A+.
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Posted: 11/15/2009 6:14:25 PM
I haven't had a single problem from my Tapco magazines in either one of my WASR's. I think they are great magazines.
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Posted: 12/6/2009 11:54:31 AM
Not sure it was a Tapco 30rd Mag. that came with my TGI AMD-65, but most other items to make it 922r ready, were supplied by Tapco.
When I had it loaded full up with 30rds, then I set it down "not hard" butt first on carpeted floor, about five minuet's later I heard this bang and crashing sound. I found the Mag. bottom had blown out,sending the cover spring and follower and all 30rds flying all over the room.

My dealer gave me a one of his all steel Romanian 30rd Mags to replace the non-metal Mag.
Then Mags are built like tanks. I am not ranting on all non-metal Mags,the Arsenal circle 10 30rd Mag. that shipped with my Arsenal SGL20 SAIGA looks like it will go the test of time. Also Arsenal has posted their testing of them, this is a good sign to me.
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Posted: 12/7/2009 9:46:03 AM
My TGI AMD 65 came with a 20 round Promag not a Tapco. Not sure if all are like that or not. David
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Posted: 12/7/2009 10:21:59 AM
Yes, you'd know if it was a TAPCO mag. TAPCO mags have our logo on the side of the upper portion of the mag. It's not visible when inserted in the rifle, but just holding it in your hand there should be no doubts. We also use the same general texture on the outside... see below..



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Posted: 12/7/2009 10:35:55 AM
I sure don't wish to bad mouth Tapco if it's not their Mag. I now know that the arsenal 30rd Mag. that came with my Arsenal SGL20, will not lock into my TGI AMD-65. Not a big deal all my other metal 30rd Mags. work fine, and I bought 3 of the Hungarian 20rd Mags from AIM Supply. They also work fine in both AKs.
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Posted: 12/7/2009 6:35:47 PM
any 5.45 updates?
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Posted: 1/9/2010 9:35:30 PM
I'II get one if they come in PLUM
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Posted: 1/11/2010 12:22:24 PM
Originally Posted By MAKAK47:
any 5.45 updates?



I got this message today from the tapco rep

Hello, pardon the delay... the weather treated us to a long weekend here in Atlanta. for the 5.45 mags... I have my fingers crossed to have samples for SHOT Show next week. If that happens, i'll be able to post pictures and information the week we get back.
Thanks for checking!

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Posted: 1/15/2010 12:37:22 AM
Any plans for Plum colored in the future?
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Posted: 1/15/2010 4:44:49 AM
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Originally Posted By MAKAK47:
any 5.45 updates?



I got this message today from the tapco rep

Hello, pardon the delay... the weather treated us to a long weekend here in Atlanta. for the 5.45 mags... I have my fingers crossed to have samples for SHOT Show next week. If that happens, i'll be able to post pictures and information the week we get back.
Thanks for checking!

Dameian


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Posted: 1/22/2010 9:11:17 PM
The 5.45 mags are done, I saw them at shot show, didn't think to get any pics though. I was told that they should be available for sale in the next week or so. The look exactly like the ak47 mags just with less curve as all 74 mags have. They seem to fit well and are robust, and from what I am told they will be priced right around where most other 5.45 mags are.
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Posted: 1/23/2010 4:15:41 PM
about $20
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Posted: 1/23/2010 10:30:29 PM
Originally Posted By MAKAK47:
about $20


Where did this number come from?

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Posted: 1/23/2010 11:25:18 PM
dude, honestly I just pulled that out of my ass
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Posted: 1/24/2010 1:14:29 AM
Originally Posted By MAKAK47:
dude, honestly I just pulled that out of my ass


I respect you for your honesty.

I think if TAPCO brings these 5.45 mags in at the same pricing point as their 7.62, they will have a winner.

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Posted: 1/24/2010 1:29:09 AM
I got mine for $20 from Aim a while back, it looks like Tapco's normal 47 mags cost $17 there, hopefully they at that price or much cheaper, that would be very nice
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